The GOP apparently didn’t get the message from the American people on Tuesday that we’re tired of divisive politics. The latest evidence? They’re attacking Obama’s choice of Rahm Emanuel for Chief of Staff less than 48 hours after “Change” and “Hope” won and just as North Carolina has officially gone blue. The GOP has lost its collective mind. If this is the way they’re going to try and work with the Obama administration, they should steel themselves for yet more losses in 2010.
Update: For his part, Emanuel struck a very conciliatory tone is his statement:
I want to say a special word about my Republican colleagues, who serve with dignity, decency and a deep sense of patriotism. We often disagree, but I respect their motives. Now is a time for unity. I will do everything in my power to help you stitch together the frayed fabric of our politics, and help summon Americans of both parties to unite in common purpose.
John Boehner (R-OH), House Minority Leader, however, wasn’t so conciliatory:
This is an ironic choice for a president-elect who has promised to change Washington, make politics more civil and govern from the center.